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09-15-2009, 03:41 PM
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northernKing
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Dean speaks the truth, mostly what everyone here has been saying and expecting out of Frolov any day now. We saw he had Jagr-like control of the puck and strength down low. I think Frolov needs to be the guy on his line who has control of the puck.

Look at the line he was on when he had his most success. He had Demitra on the opposite wing, who is a playmaker, and Conroy, who can also pass, win faceoffs and work hard in the corners.

Hence why it makes sense to have Frolov with Handzus and Simmonds. Handzus can play the front of the net, win draws and get the puck to his wings. Simmonds will make room on the ice for his linemates with his physicality and he can cycle the puck. Fro just needs to maintain control of the puck and be the trigger-man (and sometimes setup man).
But Conroy and Demitra not only were better playmakers than MH and WS but also faster skaters. Frolov needs to be a 1st line winger if he's expected to put up 1st line points!

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